Work Safety

Lump Sum Offer WorkCover Claim. To Accept or Reject.

Do not accept your offer until you have spoken to one of our LawyersThere is no point taking a risk on your future when you can get free legal advice from an expert. We will explain your risks, your options and you entitlement. If it’s in your best interest, we will act. If not then we will let you know. If we further investigate your matter for you, then no matter what happens if you do accept WorkCover’s Lump Sum …

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Back Injury Workers Compensation

A back injury is not only painful it can have drastic impacts on the quality of your life. Such injuries can impact your workplace productivity and future employment capabilities and prospects. Back injuries can include but are not limited to sprains and strains, bulging discs, slipped discs, fractured vertebrae, tailbone injuries and whiplash.Most commonly back injuries occur at work due to:Insufficient trainingImproper lifting techniquesLifting of heavy loadsCutting corners due to time constraintsOverexertion from lifting, carrying and throwingIf you have obtained …

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What is a Statutory Claim Vrs Common Law Claim for Work Injury Compensation Matters.

Many workers are confused when it comes to their rights in a work place accident and understanding that there are two types of claims that can occur in a Workers Compensation matter.The first claim that you will make if you have been injured at work or on your way to work is called a Statutory Claim. This claim is started when you fill in an application and lodge it with WorkCover or your employer’s self-insurer. It is more than likely your …

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The Importance of Reporting Work Place Accidents

Injuries and fatalities can occur in an unsafe work environment. Work Safe Australia has played an important role since 2008 in developing national policies regarding Workplace Health and Safety and Workers Compensation. While Australia holds an excellent track record in improving the conditions of employment for workers we are still seeing high numbers of fatalities and injuries at work throughout Australia.   In 2017 there were 181 fatalities at work and this year hasn’t seen much improvement with already 16 …

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Injured at Your Workplace? Here are Your Rights

Have you been injured at work? We empathise. This can be a very stressful time, especially if you are unable to work for an extended period of time and have a family and financial commitments to think about.Our goal as your legal representation is to help you with compensation so that your injury management is timely, safe, secure and comfortable. We want to help you return to work if possible, and to make the transition from working to recovery, and …

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Compensation Claims And Rejected Injuries

In 2013 Ms. Connor who was a train guard for Queensland Rail was injured when an unfortunate accident saw that she was struck by a train door she was attempting to hold open when the train took off. When the train door struck her, it pushed her off the train where she was then dragged along the platform by the moving train.Not long after the accident, Ms. Connor started the process of making a compensation claim due to the injuries …

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Can I Make A TPD Claim?

Total and permanent disablement (TPD) insurance provides you with a lump sum benefit if you cannot work due to sickness or injury. Your insurer will define in your policy whether you can make a TPD claim as either when you can’t work again in any occupation, or you can’t work in your usual occupation.  Making a TPD claim and receiving a lump sum payment will help you moving forward with your everyday living expenses, necessary rehabilitation and past debts.  Previously you may have arranged …

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Workers Win In Supreme Court Judgement On The Duty Of Care Owed By Employers

Written by Noah MortensenThe Supreme Court of Queensland has ruled that employers owe a significant duty of care towards employees for their fatigue from working long night shifts. Despite the accident occurring far from and well after work, the Court found that employers should be providing a high standard of care towards their worker’s education.Mr. Harold Kerle was severely injured in an accident occurring in a drive home from his working location in October 2008. Almost three hundred kilometres away …

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What Benefits And Compensation Can I Access While On Work Cover

WorkCover is a form of insurance available for employees that are injured at work or travelling to work. It is a ‘no fault’ scheme so despite who or what caused the injury it allows Queensland workers to make a claim and access benefits in the event that they sustain a work-related injury.What is considered an injury?Physical injuries including aggravations of pre-existing conditions;Psychiatric or psychological disorders;Diseases; andDeath from injury or disease.What benefits and compensation can I access while on WorkCover? Weekly compensation …

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